South Asia Summit Meeting on Vistas in structural chemistry
This summit celebrates the International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014) and is organised by UNESCO and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), the lead agencies for the Year. It intend to bring together scientists, industry and policy-makers from different countries of the world together under the flag of crystallography.
Going beyond linguistic differences and cultural barriers, these summits will be places of dialogue and will focus on high level science, also highlighting the difficulties and problems of conducting competitive scientific research in different parts of the developing world.
The first of these regional summit meetings “Vistas in Structural Chemistry” will be held from 28 to 30 April 2014 by the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
This regional event will provide a platform for structural chemists and biologists from countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam to share their findings with science administrators and industry representatives, in order to develop a convergence of experiences and opinion and a greater understanding about the tremendous benefits of structural chemistry with an emphasis in drug discovery and solid form development of active pharmaceutical ingredients.